It’s been a strange and wild summer.
On the writing front, I’m pleased to announce the publication of my flash memoir piece “She’s Italian” with Citron Review–a fantastic journal that publishes micro-fiction, flash-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art.
In the world of blogging, I’m pleased to announce two new blog entries that Ruminate Magazine published this June and August on faith in writing and taming one’s prose–two topics that consistently inform my fiction writing and that I was pleased to ruminate about even more in this generous space.
On the short story front, while I was disappointed to learn that I only placed as a finalist for the Tobias Wolff award this year, I was thrilled when Bellingham Review asked if they could run my short story “Doomsday” sometime this fall/spring in their print edition. I immediately said yes, and I am so psyched to be a part of such a fabulous journal.
Finally, and now for the most important news, my husband and I published a baby this summer–yes: a human baby. Evaleen Mara McClinch was born 7 pounds at 37 weeks, with big blue eyes and a head full of hair. She is my latest and greatest inspiration. I hope to write more about writing and motherhood in the future, but for now there are diapers to be changed. I’ll get back to you on that one.